1. And... we're back. You'll notice that all of your images are back as well, as are our beloved emoticons, including the infamous :foo: We have also worked with our server folks and developers to fix the issues that were slowing down the site.

    There is still work to be done - the images in existing sigs are not yet linked, for example, and we are working on a way to get the images to load faster - which will improve the performance of the site, especially on the pages with a ton of images, and we will continue to work diligently on that and keep you updated.

    Cheers,

    Fok on behalf of the entire Styleforum team
    Dismiss Notice

Mod to Suedehead

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Spirit of 69, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Brideshead

    Brideshead Senior member

    Messages:
    340
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Location:
    Essex England
    

    Agreed. Looks 1972/73 ish.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  2. Brideshead

    Brideshead Senior member

    Messages:
    340
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Location:
    Essex England
    

    I have to say one of the very best pairs I ever had was a beatle type boot but cut a little lower and the elastic was more elongated along the side. They were a thing of beauty to me in about 1965.
     
  3. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

    Messages:
    2,377
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    Aveley,Essex
    

    Football Fans!


    The only time we went against a Black was not because of his Colour,but the fact that his Mob of Skins(of whom he was the Leader) wanted to take our Turf.That was never going to happen.


    I wore heavy Brogues,with Jeans,Dunlop Green Flashes(in Summer-`68).Suede Shoes,not Hush Puppies,that had a similar Sole to Desert Boots.This was between `66 and `67.There was a Shoe Shop that sold rounded toed Shoes with a raised Apron(a forerunner of the later Solatios and Royal Gibsons).These were all Leather-I cannot remember the Shop but it was along the lines of Ravel.This was `66/`67.Apart from that ,mostly Brogues.
     
  4. Ed Vaughan

    Ed Vaughan Senior member

    Messages:
    958
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2009
    Location:
    Manchester
    I just had a closer look and, it looks to me that the kid getting the shoe-ing... is 'wee Jimmy Crankie' - Boooooo! :nodding:
     
  5. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    London
    

    Thanks for putting the pic up, I still cant remember them, In 71/72 I was wearing like a low Platform Shoe, round front, Black with Pink stitching....Well it was West London,:D
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  6. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    London
    Just got to say after 71 I can remember certain items of clothing, but to be honest i find it hard to date what i wore at that time, Once the regimented Skinhead cloths ended ..it was like a free for all, with styles that changed every weekend, I had more cloths after 71 than at anytime, but most of it went in the bin after a few weeks.:D
     
  7. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

    Messages:
    2,377
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    Aveley,Essex
    

    That long,Roy?:D
     
  8. loempiavreter

    loempiavreter Senior member

    Messages:
    219
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2010
    

    The thing is I don't think these are the same Solatio's that John's taking about and Bunty's brother is wearing in that picture. Might've been the tail end of mod influence, the continental style solatio's, since contintental flavour was their thing, at least I can't come on up on any particular skinhead piece of clothing that's from the europe continent of origins?
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  9. Yankee

    Yankee Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    52
    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2011
    What caused the falling out?
     
  10. ibaboxing777

    ibaboxing777 Active Member

    Messages:
    41
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012

    hello chaps, great old advert of them shoes i had a pair of the number 107s and to me they were a solatio box weave i seem to remember a thinner non box type of shoe with the weave on as well got mine from a shop in debden broadway, near loughton in essex they used to have a very strong skin firm in that area as well
     
  11. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    London
    

    Most of the Black and White kids went to school with each other, And some friendships was more powerful than gang rivalry, But in general we just tolerated each other, at the end of the day people by and large wanted to hang around with their own. The Blacks would come in our clubs, but it was when they tried to pull White girls that caused problems, Back then like now their has always been White girls who liked Black Lads, these particular girls would go to Black clubs which was fair enough, But in our clubs the Girls did not like Black lads coming on to them, So it would cause aggro.
    Once trouble started people mostly sided in with their own, but it was complicated as i said I was loyal to my mates who happened to be Black, But at the same time I was involved in a Race War.
    Life back in the 50s/60s/70s was so different too now, Minorities had no real rights, and they knew and accepted it, You had to live through it to really understand it,

    We use to get in a club in Golders Green NW London , One night the DJ said their was a load of Blacks waiting for us outside, most of the club was filled up with Kilburn Skinheads, But their was also other Skinhead Gang rivals in there that night. Rivalry was put aside and they all piled out, They just steamed into the Blacks, The Black lads just run, Skinheads chasing them down the road, Catching some of them and people was getting hurt, the Police was all over but allowed the Skinheads to get on with it, Plus the coppers was nicking the Black lads and leaving the Skinheads alone.

    The thing back then Britain was a racist society, People then knew no different, But i do not think people as individuals was that racist, Once our little race war ended, One of the black lads who i was fighting only a couple of weeks before came to the Tottenham Royal with me one night, We got to the door and the fcuking Bouncers would not allow him in..Cnuts.. so we went Home.
     
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2012
  12. browniecj

    browniecj Senior member

    Messages:
    2,377
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    Location:
    Aveley,Essex
    It always gets written about Blacks v Whites.In the 60s I also witnessed tension between Black and Asian Youths.This does not get written about.I beileve Britain is still Rascist-but we are the only ones that get blamed(if you know what I mean).
    I have seen the White Women and Black Men from another perspective-and I can see why there was trouble between the two Groups,as Roy has said.In the 70s/80s I knocked about with a group of Blacks in East London.I saw how White Women literally threw themselves at them.The Blacks then thought every Women was available to them-but of course there were Girls that did not want to know.That is the same now as in the 60s.
     
  13. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    London
    double post,
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2012
  14. harrysgame

    harrysgame Senior member

    Messages:
    205
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    

    There is someone about these photos i don't like. They look like poofters. Jeans too tight and what with all the touching and stuff. Wrong!!! :uhoh:
     
  15. harrysgame

    harrysgame Senior member

    Messages:
    205
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    

    These shoes were from 1972. Made in Kettering. The bloke who designed them still works for NPS in Wollaston Northants where they still make the Solovair boots to this day.
     
  16. Brideshead

    Brideshead Senior member

    Messages:
    340
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2011
    Location:
    Essex England
    

    Yeah, I'm thinking about a slimmer, more Italian style shoe that was popular with my mates before we got into Royals. I cannot really remember when they first became popular but I would say late 1967 / early 1968.

    I have a pair of Church's Italian made very Prada-esque ankle boots that are close to the look of the Solatio I have in mind (at least around the front apron) - here:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Shep

    Shep Active Member

    Messages:
    38
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Definately queers,always thought those pictures were too posed aswell as the obviously too tight jeans.
     
  18. Lasttye

    Lasttye Senior member

    Messages:
    1,475
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Location:
    London
    

    I think the most ironic thing is some gays adopting the Skinhead look, i mean Rolling Queers was a 60s Skinhead past time. I was down the Margate Doo a few years ago people was driving past shouting out Poofs or Racist,:D
     
  19. Gramps

    Gramps Senior member

    Messages:
    255
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    Location:
    The Land of The Hanged Monkey.
    Its such a bomb shell that second pic tbh, and sort of re-writing (once again) what we originally thought, the picture clearly dates to 1970 at the very latest and if im not mistaken its the Capital too.

    Strange.......
     
  20. PxC

    PxC Active Member

    Messages:
    37
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2011
    I've always thought these pics looked like something made specially for a fetish magazine of some sort. Like they hired a bunch of guys who dressed skinhead and paid them some money to pose for them like this.

    Couldn't they be from later, late 70's maybe? I mean in the early days of the revival they looked a bit more like the originals than, say, 1981 Oi! skins.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by